The film is appropriately subtitled, “Because Every One Counts” - a message that every child needs to be reminded of. McEveety says, “The central ‘take aways’ for children are : What will your legacy be? What will you do today that says, 'I was here' tomorrow? How do you communicate what you value most?"
Snowmen is rated “PG” mainly for dealing with the reality of death. It’s a part of life we must learn to discuss with our children, and the movie approaches it in a manner that will help you open the conversation. It is also filled with the wonderful messages of redemption, forgiveness and how important true friends are.
Featuring familiar faces like the incredibly talented Christopher Lloyd (the nutty but warm and sincere inventor in Back to the Future) and Ray Liotta (from Field of Dreams and GoodFellas). There are also less familiar younger stars including Bobby Coleman as “Billy”, the lead actor who is a cancer-stricken child; Billy’s new best bud, “Howard,” charmingly played by Bobb'e J. Thompson; and the lovely Demi Peterson as “Gwen,” Billy’s female interest.
Visit www.SnowmenMovie.com to view a trailer, see a list of theatres where the film debuts on October 21, and sign up for information on the forthcoming DVD (which would make a great Christmas gift) to be released on November 29 .
Our children are smarter than we think, and they seek a deeper meaning of life than what MTV cooks up. Snowmen respects that about them. And at the same time it delightfully rejoices in their childlike antics. Pre-teens will love it for the entertainment value, the honest portrayal of their generation, and for the fact that finally someone recognizes their need to know that there is “something more”.
“That's what's so beautiful about snowmen. It confirms that there is something eternal. It makes children think about what really matters.” says McEveety.
And what matters most to Steve? "I just want to walk through the pearly gates."
What matters most to your child? Watch Snowmen with them and then have that conversation.